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Four sauerkraut and hot dogs recipe hot dogs, with mustard in a small white dish in the top right, onions in a small white dish in bottom left and more cooked hot dogs in bottom right.

Sauerkraut and Hot Dogs Recipe

The next time you serve hot dogs for dinner, get creative with them and try out this Sauerkraut and Hot Dogs Recipe! These delicious hot dogs are topped with tangy sauerkraut, sweet caramelized onions and grainy, brown mustard. 

  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


  • 5 medium onions - thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • 16 ounce jar sauerkraut
  • Stoneground mustard


  1. Heat the butter in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the sliced onions to the skillet.  Sauté the onions over medium-high heat, stirring constantly for 10 minutes.  
  2. Turn the heat down to low, add the teaspoon of kosher salt and let the onions cook for 35-40 minutes.  Stir the onions every 5 minutes.  They will slowly turn a deep golden brown color as they caramelize and reduce down.  After 35-40 minutes, remove the onions from the heat and set aside.  
  3. While the onions are cooking, you can cook your hot dogs.  The hot dogs can be grilled, cooked in a frying pan or boiled.  Follow package instructions for cooking your hot dogs. 
  4. Once your hot dogs are cooked and your onions have caramelized, you can begin assembling your sauerkraut hot dogs.
  5. Place each hot dog in a bun, top the hot dogs with a layer of caramelized onions, then a layer of sauerkraut and then the stoneground mustard.
  6. You'll have some mustard, sauerkraut and caramelized onions leftover.  Serve your sauerkraut hot dogs immediately and enjoy!


  • To save time the day your serving your hot dogs, make the caramelized onions in advance.   If the onions are made in advance, then this recipe can be made in under 10 minutes!
  • Author: Katie
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: lunch, dinner
  • Method: stove top cooking
  • Cuisine: American

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